In a groundbreaking move for The Game Awards (TGA) 2023, Fortnite is revolutionizing how fans can participate. For the first time, players can directly engage with the awards through Fortnite’s unique voting system.
A New Way to Vote for TGA 2023
Geoff Keighley, the host of TGA 2023, announced that Fortnite players now have the ability to vote for the ‘Best Map of the Year’ from a selection of 10 community creations. This interactive voting process occurs in-game, providing a seamless and engaging experience.
Collectible Trophies and Rewards
As an added incentive, collectible Fortnite trophies have been dispersed across the voting area. Players who find these trophies will receive an XP boost, encouraging a thorough exploration of the island to find them all.
Limitations of the Voting Process
While this new method allows players to vote for the best Fortnite map, it doesn’t extend to the other 31 categories of TGA 2023. For those, fans will need to use the Epic launcher or other traditional voting methods.
Fortnite’s Nomination in TGA 2023
Fortnite has secured a nomination in the ‘Best Ongoing Game’ category, competing against heavyweights like Apex Legends and Genshin Impact. Despite being nominated in the same category in 2022, Fortnite lost to Final Fantasy XIV by Square Enix.
For the first time ever, #TheGameAwards is live in Fortnite!
Join us to vote and select the best user-created Fortnite island of the year.
Collect the trophies to get an XP boost!
Join us now: https://t.co/6L57Fut5wi
Created with @studio568games and @nighttimes_inc pic.twitter.com/4U1c0SughC
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) November 14, 2023
The Rivalry with Square Enix
Last year, Square Enix emerged as a significant competitor for Epic, winning both ‘Best Ongoing Game’ and ‘Best Community Support’ categories, leaving Fortnite without an award.
The Anticipation for TGA 2023
The winners of TGA 2023 will be unveiled on Thursday, Dec. 7. Whether Fortnite secures a win this year remains a topic of anticipation for fans. Regardless of the outcome, the introduction of in-game voting has added a unique dimension to the awards, enhancing player involvement.
Significant Step in Gaming!
Fortnite’s innovative approach to engaging its community in TGA 2023 voting is a significant step in bridging the gap between gaming and award ceremonies. It’s a pioneering effort that other games and platforms might follow in the future.